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Botswana Travel warnings

Botswana - Tough Travel

Botswana is a wild and rough wilderness.Untouched and sparsely populated, you can travel for days without seeing anyone.It’s the isolation and wild feel that has made Botswana so desired by travellers and so revered b

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Botswana - Animal Trophies

Botswana’s ShadowBotswana is a nation blessed with some of the most incredible natural wonders.The Okavango Delta, the Kalahari and the Makadikadi Salt Plains, remain some of Africa’s must-see destinations.Along wit

Botswana – Animal Trophies

Botswana’s ShadowBotswana is a nation blessed with some of the most incredible natural wonders.The Okavango Delta, the Kalahari and the Makadikadi Salt Plains, remain some of Africa’s must-see destinations.Along with

Recommended vaccinations for Botswana

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .

    HIV in Africa

    109 Danes were infected with HIV in Africa between 1991 and 99. Africa is the continent with most HIV infected people. Overall about 8% of the population is infected with infection rates reaching up to 80% in risk groups like prostitutes.

    Tetanus

    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Malaria in Botswana

    Protection against mosquito bites will reduce the risk further.

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